The Ruby Toolbox - Know your options!

anemone

1.12
Anemone web-spider framework
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Downloads
520,065
Stars
1,598
Forks
352
Watchers
64
 Releases
Total releases
23
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Latest release

metainspector

0.49
MetaInspector lets you scrape a web page and get its links, images, texts, meta tags...
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Downloads
303,655
Stars
771
Forks
124
Watchers
24
 Releases
Total releases
98
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Latest release

pismo

0.4
Pismo extracts and retrieves content-related metadata from HTML pages - you can use the resulting data in an organized way, such as a summary/first paragraph, body text, keywords, RSS feed URL, favicon, etc.
 Popularity
Downloads
98,235
Stars
730
Forks
108
Watchers
30
 Releases
Total releases
13
First release
Latest release

link_thumbnailer

0.28
Ruby gem generating thumbnail images from a given URL.
 Popularity
Downloads
112,629
Stars
381
Forks
91
Watchers
13
 Releases
Total releases
48
First release
Latest release

cobweb

0.18
Cobweb is a web crawler that can use resque to cluster crawls to quickly crawl extremely large sites which is much more performant than multi-threaded crawlers. It is also a standalone crawler that has a sophisticated statistics monitoring interface to monitor the progress of the crawls.
 Popularity
Downloads
176,891
Stars
212
Forks
48
Watchers
7
 Releases
Total releases
92
First release
Latest release

data_miner

0.18
Download, pull out of a ZIP/TAR/GZ/BZ2 archive, parse, correct, and import XLS, ODS, XML, CSV, HTML, etc. into your ActiveRecord models. Uses Upsert internally for speed.
 Popularity
Downloads
285,651
Stars
288
Forks
21
Watchers
13
 Releases
Total releases
115
First release
Latest release

sinew

0.08
Crawl web sites easily using ruby recipes, with caching and nokogiri.
 Popularity
Downloads
18,783
Stars
181
Forks
13
Watchers
5
 Releases
Total releases
5
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Latest release

fletcher

0.05
Easily fetch product information from third party websites such as Amazon, Steam, eBay, etc.
 Popularity
Downloads
41,433
Stars
53
Forks
16
Watchers
5
 Releases
Total releases
18
First release
Latest release

url_scraper

0.01
A simple plugin for extracting information from url entered by user (Something like what facebook does). This gem is built on top of opengraph gem created by michael bleigh.
 Popularity
Downloads
4,503
Stars
9
Forks
2
Watchers
4
 Releases
Total releases
3
First release
Latest release

docparser

0.01
DocParser is a Ruby Gem for webscraping
 Popularity
Downloads
14,897
Stars
33
Forks
1
Watchers
2
 Releases
Total releases
10
First release
Latest release

wiki-api

0.0
MediaWiki API and Page content parser for Headlines (nested), TextBlocks, ListItems, and Links.
 Popularity
Downloads
4,515
Stars
7
Forks
0
Watchers
1
 Releases
Total releases
3
First release
Latest release